Oumou Sangare Charms “Today’s People” with new album “Mogoya”

On this new LP, what you get from Oumou Sangare is what you would expect from a seasoned musician and more. She gives you the tenderness of her past, seasoned with the sweet promise of tomorrow without laboring you with too much or stepping away from who she is and what she stands for.

Album Review: Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble – Fire, Sweat and Pastis

You hardly know what to expect when you see an album by a band named Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble. How much of their music is going to be inspired by the Voodoo beliefs and practices? Is it going to be a hybrid that somehow manages to blend the Beninese and Finnish cultures perfectly? Fire, Sweat and Pastis, … Continue reading Album Review: Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble – Fire, Sweat and Pastis